Clanfield Church of England Primary School

Inspection Reports

We are delighted to share our most recent Ofsted report with you.

Ofsted Inspection Report - February 2022


A Message from Mrs Rogers

I hope that by now you will have had time to read our glowing Ofsted report.

The process was extremely positive and useful in terms of looking at school improvement and the inspectors were very thorough in their inspection of our school. Ofsted have judged Clanfield CE Primary as a Good School and this is a fantastic achievement within the new framework especially given the journey we have been on. The inspectors talked very positively about the ethos of the school and our wonderful children. The inspectors described personal development as a strength of the school.

The whole staff team – and all stakeholders including Governors, OCC and the Diocese– have been committed to working tirelessly and determinedly towards providing our pupils with exciting and valuable opportunities that have been proven to lead to high quality achievement. We are very lucky that we work with children who are respectful, kind to each other, motivated to learn, curious about what there is still to know, and we are very proud that Her Majesty’s Inspectors have recognised this.

Congratulations, in the first instance, go to the children. The team met with children from all year groups and one of many highlights was hearing the inspectors report back on how positive they all are about their school. We also wish to thank parents. Your support for your children’s education is essential and was clearly reflected in the overwhelmingly positive online responses on Ofsted Parent View. The report also highlights the work of our Governing Body. Thank you governors past and present- your commitment and trust in us has been invaluable- without your passion, challenge and dedication to see all children achieve, school would not have been nearly as successful.

We are also incredibly proud of the hard work put in by every staff member every day. It is a real privilege to lead such an amazing team. I would like to use this opportunity to thank them for providing your children with a great education. Due to this hard work, inspectors noted that the school has been transformed and a couple of comments that really resonated with me were, ‘Clanfield is a harmonious place. Staff, pupils, parents, and carers all feel that they are part of one close-knit family. Happiness and joy are apparent everywhere. Pupils love learning’, The hard work has paid off, and Clanfield has transformed.

What is very satisfying is that all the areas listed were within the development plan prior to the inspection and there were no surprises during the day.

Our pupils’ potential to achieve amazing things in our community – and beyond – has been the motivation for staff. Every single person who works in school cares passionately about the life chances and potential of your children and what they may achieve after they leave us.

  • Recognition of our staff’s commitment and talent will now help us strive to achieve even more for our community – as we work towards outstanding! Our areas of continued improvement are :
    In some subjects, teachers do not always set demanding work that helps pupils to develop detailed knowledge. As a result, pupils remember what is enjoyable rather than what they have learned.
  • Leaders need to develop further teachers’ subject and pedagogical content knowledge, so that teachers know how to deliver the school’s ambitious curriculum effectively.

Teachers’ expectations of the standard of pupils’ handwriting fall below the national curriculum requirements. Some pupils struggle to write in a consistent style and present work neatly. Leaders need to establish a common approach to how pupils are taught handwriting.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Kim Rogers